Miramontes was born in Santiago de Compostella (Spain). This eminent place of pilgrimage, which is of Celtic origin, still fascinates her and remains for her a magical area. She continued her training at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Gilles, in Patrick Pouillart's studio, where she acquired a solid experience of drawing and sketching from live models. It was in a sculptor friend’s studio, that she made her passionate discovery of sculpture. This became her preferred mode of expression, to which she has devoted herself ever since.
Every day, Isabel Miramontes shuts herself up in her studio. There, echoing her sketches, she fervently fashions the clay, explores new shapes to give body to her interior life and convey her vision of the world. Struck by a silhouette, a movement, a symbol, a thought, Isabel Miramontes translates the human pose with profound and sincere emotion. The visual language of Isabel Miramontes steadfastly represents the human being in all the ambiguity of its power and frailty, its confinement and yearning for liberty, its dreams and triumphs. This fascinating figure, the synthesis of forms and thoughts, expresses the reality of life with its moments of joy, but also drama, abandon and tension. Indeed a figure who most assuredly speaks to everyone at the very depth of their being.